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Music Review: Talk Riches by Wiz Kid The Weirdo - Hip Hop - Georgia, USA | Music Discovery XO


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HIP HOP REVIEWS

25-10-2020 12:07 GMT


Music Reviews (October 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Hip Hop artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Hip Hop performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by indie artist, Wiz Kid The Weirdo on Distrokid | Spotify


Wiz Kid The Weirdo
"Talk Riches"
Hip Hop


Breath-taking

Perfect for when you are smoking and thinking, with your mind on your money and your money on your mind. Wiz Kid has been showcasing his exceptional skills as a producer recently and has delivered some pretty amazing beats, but nothing could have prepared anyone for this record. An exhilarating track that makes its own rules every bar of the way, “Talk Riches” offers a very introspective beat and a deliciously pensive feel. The vocal delivery  is seriously good - every bar is spot on. In fact, anyone who has watched Wiz evolve progressively over the past couple of years would confidently tell you he has reached a peak and is about to break some serious ground. The overall production really stands out in a spectacular way. On the surface, it may seem pretty basic in terms of instrumentation, but listen a little closer and you’ll notice how every single sound is so meticulously tweaked and positioned that you could hear a pin drop in the mild and warm yet crystal clear backdrop. As the title suggests, it’s about money, but what makes this different from the plethora of hip hop records out there about money is the masterfully tasteful way in which it was written.

Explicit.

Music Review: Keep Sake by Coolidge - Hip Hop - Mississippi, USA | Music Discovery XO


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HIP HOP REVIEWS

23-10-2020 23:23 GMT


Music Reviews (October 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Hip Hop artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Hip Hop performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by indie artist, Coolidge on YouTube | Spotify


Coolidge
"Keep Sake"
Hip Hop


You're gonna love this

Featured on Coolidge’s critically acclaimed 2019 album, “Island Savage”, “Keep Sake” is a tantalizing, super-chilled rap song about two lovers that are in it for the long haul. Dedicate this to that special someone in your life. An exciting addition to your “Hip Hop Love Songs” playlist. 

Explicit.

Music Review: Jealousy by Honorebel - Reggae - Florida, USA | Music Discovery XO


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REGGAE REVIEWS

21-10-2020 11:03 GMT


Music Reviews (October 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Reggae artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Reggae performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by indie artist, Honorebel on Spotify | Soundcloud


Honorebel, Herbert Skillz
"Jealousy"
Reggae


A collaborative record with one of Uganda’s top music producers, Herbert Skillz; Honorebel’s single, “Jealousy” was just one of several notable singles that did well to keep fans happy ahead of the release of his highly anticipated and long overdue album at the time, “Above The Noise”, which was released just over 4 months after to critical acclaim. The track was not featured on the album but was celebrated for several reasons including the mere fact that it had become quite rare to hear Honorebel on vocals for a whole song at the time, owing to a long series of high profile collaborative records that shaped his career and cemented his name in the history books as one of the hardest working and most successful independent reggae artists in Miami. The song gave fans a sizeable intrinsic doze of the emerging Kingston, Jamaica native's infectious performance style and unmatched songwriting skills in all their glories for 4 whole minutes. Paired with the expertise of Herbert Skillz, it didn’t stand a chance of not becoming a summer hit. 

Music Review: I'll See You Later by Wiz Kid The Weirdo - Hip Hop - Gerogia, USA | Music Discovery XO


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HIP HOP REVIEWS

19-10-2020 23:46 GMT


Music Reviews (October 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Hip Hop artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Hip Hop performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by indie artist, Wiz Kid The Weirdo on Soundcloud


Wiz Kid The Weirdo
"I'll See You Later"
Hip Hop


“I’ll See You Later” was a pretty low-key release which sadly wasn’t given as much publicity as other Wiz Kid The Weirdo songs. It only appeared on Soundcloud and selected independent music streaming platforms, and didn’t appear alongside the rest of his repertoire on Spotify, Apple Music and popular digital music services for some reason, but it certainly deserved to. Released back in 2019, it’s a mellow track that offers a very much missed vibe in hip hop, with lyrics centered around hard work, progress, moving on, and leaving the past behind; written exquisitely, with a narrative approach.

Explicit.

Music Review: Cent With A Purpose by Tamara Bubble - Pop - New York, USA | Music Discovery XO


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POP REVIEWS

17-10-2020 23:14 GMT


Music Reviews (October 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Pop artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Pop performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by indie artist, Tamara Bubble on Soundcloud | Apple Music


Tamara Bubble, Pretty Pennies
"Cent With A Purpose"
Pop


Organic pop goodness

This is one of those albums with an uncanny ability to redefine a genre in a way no other album will be able to do ever again. Hit the play button with caution if your pop music collection has a really big ego, as this fairly small and humble low budget 5 track EP could severely f* up its self-esteem. A collaborative feel-good album with fellow Brooklyn, New York indie artist, Pretty Pennies, that combines pop, hip hop and R&B in just the right proportions to create an explosive mixture packed with good vibes, the album was released at the peak of Tamara’s independent R&B career and was one of the last notable projects she released before completely switching up her style and subsequently becoming the hip hop sensation she is today.

Music Review: Moves by Cj TheBest - R&B - Texas, USA | Music Discovery XO


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R&B REVIEWS

15-10-2020 15:40 GMT


Music Reviews (October 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming R&B artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie R&B performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by indie artist, Cj TheBest on YouTube | Spotify


Cj TheBest
"Moves"
R&B


Slow and sexy wins the race

When the history books are written this song will probably go down as one of the last real original R&B songs ever written and performed by the same artist, alongside the rest of Cj TheBest’s exquisite repertoire. “Moves” was one of the emerging Texas, US R&B star’s very first records and till this day is still a favorite of anyone who has inevitably followed ever since. Cj offers a sound that is not only unique but also pays homage to many of the exciting qualities that were typical of music by the pioneers of R&B. “Moves” came at a time when singers were starting to venture off in all directions except straight ahead in a bid to find the next big R&B sound, but Cj somehow managed to create his adhering to all the very same rules and principles that made the genre what it was in its prime. 

Music Review: Netflix & Chill by Cj TheBest - R&B - Texas, USA | Music Discovery XO


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R&B REVIEWS

13-10-2020 14:37 GMT


Music Reviews (October 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming R&B artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie R&B performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by indie artist, Cj TheBest on Spotify | Apple Music


Cj TheBest
"Netflix & Chill"
R&B

  
Released back in 2016, “Netflix & Chill” is an R&B classic, like almost every song on emerging Texas, US R&B sensation, Cj TheBest’s critically acclaimed “Round 2” album. It’s smooth and mellow with an utterly relaxing and sensual vibe. One of those tracks that will put you in the mindstate of sex god in silk boxers after all the drink money has kicked in and she looks like she’s ready. Add this to the very top of your “Booty Call” playlist. 

Music Review: Come With Me by Juliette Ashby - Pop Latino - London, UK | Music Discovery XO


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POP REVIEWS

11-10-2020 13:56 GMT


Music Reviews (October 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Pop artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Pop performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by indie artist, Juliette Ashby on YouTube | Spotify


Juliette Ashby, MC Cabelinho
"Come With Me"
Pop Latino


It's complicated

With an exotic, sensual and ever so tantalizing voice, London’s Juliette Ashby immediately catapulted to number 10 on Billboard’s Next Big Sound chart, which features the top emerging artists to watch around the world, when she made her debut a few years back. After dropping off the radar for a while in terms of new music, she returned late 2019 with the release of a collaborative record with Brazilian pop latino star, MC Cabelinho before releasing her first EP in over 4 years, “Freedom” shortly after. Her latest single, “Come With Me” is another collaborative record with MC Cabelinho. It’s an exciting, adventurous track with a snappy beat, very invigorating vibe and a cinematic backdrop that makes it so complex and full. One of those tracks that will overwhelm all your senses at once and then bring you to ecstasy when you least expect it.

Music Review: Je M'en Fous by Seiswork - Experimental - Brussels, Belgium | Music Discovery XO


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EXPERIMENTAL REVIEWS

09-10-2020 16:59 GMT


Music Reviews (October 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Experimental artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Experimental performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by indie music composer, Seiswork on Soundcloud


Seiswork
"Je M'en Fous"
Experimental


It's all in your mind

Brussels music composer and producer, Seiswork returns with another mind-boggling track that is guaranteed to get listeners thinking hard, if nothing else at all. The 9 minute music composition is just as disturbing as it is compelling to listen to. There are no easily identifiable sounds or musical instruments; just mysterious, quiet,  muffled noises and whispers. It starts off suspenseful and then unravels to become even more suspenseful. It’s like having a bad dream about a bad dream waiting to happen that never really happens. It’s like a villain lurking in the dark forever and never emerging for the final battle. It’s almost like the sound of fear, or maybe the sound of darkness. This dull and mysterious musical composition tells a story and paints a picture without a single melody, chord, or as little as a note. It stimulates a different emotion in every listener, one that is unexplainable and impossible to put into words every time. This is not a song, it’s a musical masterpiece. 

Music Review: Gold Summer by Christie Huff - Country pop - California, USA | Music Discovery XO


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COUNTRY POP REVIEWS

07-10-2020 12:54 GMT


Music Reviews (October 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Country pop artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Country pop performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by indie singer songwriter, Christie Huff on Apple Music | YouTube


Christie Huff
"Gold Summer"
Country pop


Just what the doctor ordered

It’s already been a very impressive year of back-to-back hit singles, and it just keeps getting better for Christie Huff’s fans. With her brand new and improved sound, she is taking the world of country pop by storm and defying every expectation of what an indie artist can achieve every step of the way. Released in the thick of summer, “Gold Summer” is a summer record that will give you cold chills – it’s that good. It’s a really slow, super chilled, California-themed love song that’s perfect for winding down with someone special. Exquisitely written and performed, with all the makings of a country music classic. Add this to your “Summer Love Songs” playlists.